Secure Decisions launched the “Cyber Savvy Educators Contest,” which challenges middle school educators to create a branching web comic around the importance of strong passwords for their students. Branching web comics are graphic stories where a reader makes choices on behalf of a character, causing the story to follow a variety of branches that result in different outcomes.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently completed the integration of more than 9,700 real-world software test cases from the Static Tools Analysis Modernization Project (STAMP) into the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).
Secure Decisions has received an award from the NSF under the SaTC: EDU Program. One of only ten projects funded in 2018 under this highly competitive program from NSF, the CyberMiSTS project aims to provide middle school Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers with knowledge, skills, and tools they need to develop a cybersecurity curriculum that actively engages their students and exposes them to cybersecurity concepts and careers.
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Comic-BEE, has joined the Editorial Board of Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research (CSJ), published by the National CyberWatch Center (NCC).
We are pleased to announce that Comic-BEE was selected as the Best Student Learning Aid in the 2nd Annual Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Awards from the National CyberWatch Center. The awards were announced on August 2, 2018 at the 2018 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) at Mt. Hood Community College, in Gresham, Oregon.
Lenny Halseth, Senior Software Engineer for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., will be presenting a cyber security session titled "The White Hat’s Advantage: Penetration testing tools for web application security" at the 21st Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference in Albany, NY.
Chris Horn will be presenting a paper at the 9th AHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, July 21-25, 2018
Chris Horn, Researcher for Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., will be presenting a paper entitled “Measuring Application Security” at the 9th International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity in Orlando, Florida on July 21-25, 2018. Register for the conference.
A recent article from Newsday investigated the exorbitant costs associated with cyber security breaches, and concluded that the majority of these breaches are the result of staff that is poorly trained to identify relevant cyber threats.
Laurin Buchanan, Principal Investigator for Secure Decisions and an industry leader in cybersecurity awareness, will speak at the NICE K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference on December 5th in Nashville, Tennessee.
On July 11, 2017, Nextgov.com, an all-day information resource for federal technology decision makers, highlighted Comic-BEE and the use of comics to boost cyber training.